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Early days of X-ray crystallography

Author: André Authier; International Union of Crystallography.
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press ; [Chester, England] : International Union of Crystallography, 2013.
Series: International Union of Crystallography texts on crystallography.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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The modern applications of X-ray crystallography range from drug design to characterization of high technology materials. This book tells the story of its pioneers and relates how the first crystal  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: André Authier; International Union of Crystallography.
ISBN: 9780199659845 0199659842 0191635014 9780191635014
OCLC Number: 841671923
Description: xiv, 441 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Significance of the discovery of X-ray diffraction --
The various approaches to the concept of space lattice --
The dual nature of light --
Röntgen and the discovery of X-rays --
The nature of X-rays : waves or corpuscles? --
1912 : the discovery of X-ray diffraction and the birth of X-ray analysis --
1913 : the first steps --
The route to crystal structure determination --
X-rays as a branch of optics --
Early applications of X-ray crystallography --
Unravelling the mystery of crystals : the forerunners --
The birth and rise of the space-lattice concept.
Series Title: International Union of Crystallography texts on crystallography.
Responsibility: André Authier, Institut de Minéralogie et de Physique des Milieux Condensés, Université P. et M. Curie, Paris, France.
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